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“Great food and waitress”
Review of Pizza Express

Pizza Express
Ranked #306 of 638 Restaurants in Oxford
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food and waitress”
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

There are two Pizza Expresses in Oxford, and this one is by far the superior one. We are never disappointed or ignored by the staff, and I love the food, from starters to dessert.

The food isn't all that pricey - I've paid more for worse! This is dependable and affordable. One of my favourite things about Pizza Express is their Leggera range - smallish pizzas with salad in the middle for under 500 calories. They also have delicious raspberry sorbet for under 200 calories. If you're trying to lose weight by counting calories, this chain allows you to have a bit of a treat while helping you to be aware of what you're eating.

Sadly, I ate far too much anyway, so the diet took a hit, but my boyfriend was celebrating a promotion, so it was worth it!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Take a book and be prepared to wait and wait....”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Arrived at noon, when restaurant was almost empty...just before Christmas and emerged nearly two hours later after glacially slow and chaotic service meant we waited over an hour for our pizzas to arrive, having already waited some considerable time to place our order. People arriving after us were served and finished whilst we waited and waited. Waiter seemed harassed and unable to speed things up, plaintively saying he was going to talk to his manager. When pizzas did arrive, not all at the same time they were fine but all of us had lost the will to live and just wanted to get out.

Manager did deduct 20% after shortcomings had been pointed out but seemed to take a 'whatever' attitude. I've now read previous reviews and see this is a recurring problem. Will not be hurrying back which is a shame as this is the first time this chain has ever come up wanting. Get your act together or you will lose more customers.

  • Visited December 2013
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bicester
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Christmas do”
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Went with colleagues for a Chrismas do. Food was average, service really slow. The place wasn't very busy but we waited around 40 minutes for our starters. One pizza that was served was very very well done, and another was too burned to serve so the person who had ordered that one waited an age for her food. The set menu price, for what was on offer, was expensive. Wouldn't go again.

  • Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“GOOD VEGGIE CHOICES AND GOOD SERVICE”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

What you would expect from Pizza Express with the addition of particularly helpful and friendly waiter. Goats cheese salad was great. Good value for money and nice relaxing atmosphere.

Visited December 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Very tasty pizza”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Had my usual Sloppy Giuseppe on a Romana base, which was very tasty indeed. The restaurant was nice and clean on arrival, a few of the tables needed clearing by the window, where we'd have preferred to sit, but they were cleared quickly after we were seated. Inside the quaint building, there is a unused fireplace, on a cold day in November it would've been so nice to see it roaring!

The staff were friendly and attentive. My partner was also very impressed with his food, being allergic to tomatoes, they offered him a bechamel base on his pizza and this, he tells me, was delicious. We shared a starter of garlic bread with mozzarella and this was up to scratch.

So we both left having enjoyed our food, and overall a very nice lunch. Out of all the pizza 'chains', Pizza Express is, in our opinion, by far and away the best.

  • Visited November 2013
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